Vice President of Operations, Penrose Hospital
Lonnie has 23 years of operational health care experience and has been with Penrose-St. Francis since 2007. Prior to his recent promotion he held the title of Administrative Director of Surgical & Imaging Services as well as Director of Orthopedics and Neurosurgical Service Line for PSF. He now has operational responsibility for several departments including Surgical Services, Imaging Services, Facilities, Construction, Support Services (Environmental, Food and Nutrition, Security and Valet Services), Pharmacy and Laboratory. He will also spearhead hospital joint ventures and business development initiatives.
He began his health care career in the U.S. Army, serving eight years in multiple positions such as NCOIC of Angiography/Cardiac Cath, Cat Scan, X-ray, and MRI. He held the title of Director of Diagnostic Imaging Services for the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Florida and was Chief Operating Officer for MDiagnostics Inc., a company in Metairie, Louisiana, specializing in outpatient imaging.
Lonnie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Ottawa University and is nearly complete with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Practice Management from Texas Tech University. He also possesses national registries in Radiology, Computerized Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Lonnie is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.